Tesla is recalling roughly 2,800 Model Y and Model 3 vehicles in the United States due to a potential suspension separating problem that could increase crash risk.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the recall on Monday, Oct. 25th, 2021.
Specifically, the problem stems from the fasteners or lateral link used on the front suspension could separate from the sub-frame. If this happens it could significantly alter the car’s wheel alignment and the vehicle could become unstable, the NHTSA reports.
According to the NHTSA report, an “abnormal noise may occur and be detectable by the customer from the front suspension.”
Model Y vehicles built in 2020 and certain Model 3 vehicles built between 2019 and 2021 are affected by the problem and subject to the recall.
Owners of these vehicles may take the vehicle to Tesla dealerships so that service can tighten or replace the lateral-link fasteners at no charge, the NHTSA report said.
While Tesla wants to inspect the vehicles and make repairs as needed, that doesn’t mean all the vehicles have fasteners that may loosen, according to the report.
This latest Tesla recall follows two recalls for roughly 14,000 vehicles made back In June. One covered 8,000 Tesla vehicles with potentially faulty seat belts and the other was for about 6,000 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y vehicles due to potentially loose bolts connected to tire pressure.
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